Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Rocks West Papua

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the earthquake's location was at the coordinates of 4.29 South Latitude-134.21 East Longitude, with a depth of 14 kilometers.

A  magnitude 6.1 earthquake
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Kaimana Regency, West Papua, Thursday (11/11/2021). (BMKG)

ACTNews, PAPUA -- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Kaimana Regency, West Papua, Thursday (11/11/2021). It occurred at 00.46 a.m Western Indonesia Time.

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported the earthquake's location was at the coordinates of 4.29 South Latitude-134.21 East Longitude, with a depth of 14 kilometers.

"The earthquake does not have the potential to cause a tsunami," wrote the BMKG website, Thursday (11/11/2021).

BMKG has not received any information regarding whether there were casualties or material losses due to the earthquake.

Bambang Setiyo Prayitno, Head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center, said based on the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake that occurred was a shallow earthquake caused by the activity of the Tarera Aiduna Fault.

"The results of the analysis of the source mechanism show that the earthquake has a strike-slip fault mechanism," said Bambang in his statement.[]